Rademacher, 50, claimed religious discrimination and said ABC’s vaccination mandate – mandatory for all cast and crew on various films – was unconstitutional. He also said in his lawsuit, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, that ABC’s mandate violates his right to privacy, especially when it comes to what he’s included in the database. own body.
“I am religiously exempt from mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19 based on my sincere and deep moral belief that my body is endowed with natural processes for protection. me and its natural integrity cannot be ethically violated, Rademacher wrote in an October 11 email to the human resources department of parent company Disney.
Rademacher claims that after filing a complaint with the ABC, he was subjected to “half an hour of cross-examination about his religious beliefs.”
“This is not a political issue,” the lawsuit reads. “There’s no need for everyone to have a COVID-19 shot, even if the president asks.”
ABC later refute the claims of Rademacher religious discrimination. Neither the network nor Disney have publicly commented on the Rademacher lawsuit as of this writing.
Rademacher plays the fan-favorite Jasper “Jax” Jacks on soap since 1996.
Rademacher’s co-star Steve Burton is shot from soap on November 23 after he also refused to comply with the vaccine regulation.
Burton has been a staple on the soap since 1992 as the character Jason Morgan (formerly Jason Quartermaine) – except for a brief hiatus from 2013 to 2017, when he had a arc many years in Youth and restlessness.
“I know there are a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospitaland I want you to hear that from me personally,” Burton said in a short video post at the time. “Unfortunately, General Hospital let me go on vaccination duty. ”
He said he had applied for an exemption for medical or religious reasons, but was denied. Burton tested positive for COVID-19 in August and appeared to have recovered, and at the time he said he had “workplace exposure”.
“This is also personal freedom for me,” he said. “I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood because of this.”
“Maybe one day, if these duties are lifted, I can come back and finish my career as Jason Morgan,” said the two-time Emmy Award winner. “It would be an honor. If not, I’ll take advantage of this amazing experience, move forward, and be forever grateful. ”
On December 5, Rademacher posted a message on his Instagram page, thanking his fans for his years of dedication.
After leaving the show, Burton’s character, Jason, “died” on General Hospital when a tunnel collapses on him as he tries to save his long-lost brother.
Jax, Rademacher’s character, simply leaves town and returns to his native Australia.
According to the New York Times, about 1/5 of American adults have not received even a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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